Child Car Seat Program

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department offers child car seats and installation to income-eligible citizens. The car seats are made available through a grant from the New York State Child Passenger Safety Program to all City residents meeting the income guidelines and criteria listed below:

  • Applicant must be a City of Poughkeepsie resident with proof of residency (Utility bill with City address)
  • Income Verification – present a valid benefit card or other Department of Social Services document
  • Applicant must be the registered owner of the vehicle in which the car seat is installed
  • Photo ID is required (driver’s license or benefit card)

Program verification and installations are done by appointment only. To schedule a verification and installation or for additional information, please call the City of Poughkeepsie Juvenile Unit at (845) 451-4163.

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